Observations of the ladybird Platynaspis luteorubra (Goez) on motorway verges along the ring-road of Brussels, with comments on its habitat and host preference (Coleoptera Coccinellidae Chilocorinae)

W Dekoninck, K Desender, P Grootaert, Jean-Pierre Maelfait, R Baert, D De Bakker, Tim Adriaens

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    The ladybird Platynaspis luteorubra (GOEZE) was found at three locations on the motorway verges (9 sits) along the ring-road of Brussels. In Diegem-Zaventem, Groot-Bijgaarden and Machelen adults were collected with white pitfall traps. P. luteorubra preferred short grassland vegetation mowed twice a year and its occurrence and abundance correlated significantly with the presece and nest-density of the and Lasius niger whitch is known as one of its preferred hosts. This myrmecophilic ladybird, classified as a rare coccinellid in Belgium, is probably more common than assumed until now and should be searched for in similar habitats along other motorways.
    TaalEngels
    TijdschriftBulletin S.R.B.E/K.B.V.E.
    Volume140
    Pagina's (van-tot)123-125
    Aantal pagina's3
    StatusGepubliceerd - 2004

    Thematische lijst

    • Beheer van natuur
    • Insecten
    • Graslanden

    EWI Biomedische wetenschappen

    • B003-ecologie
    • B280-dierenecologie
    • B005-dierkunde

    Taxonomische lijst

    • lieveheersbeestjes (Coccinellidae)
    • insecten (Insecta)
    • kevers (Coleoptera)
    • mieren (Formicidae)

    Beleidsmatig

    • soortgericht natuurbeheer

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